Autism Speaks has taken the word “cure” out of its mission statement. The new mission focuses on the advance of research concerning causes and therapies for autism instead of finding a cure for autism.
You can love technology, you can hate it, or you can fall somewhere in between. Regardless of how you feel about it, you will appreciate the serious benefits the following apps provide to people with disabilities.
Every population fights some type of stereotype, myth, or misinformation, and people with disabilities are no exception. Do you believe any disability stereotypes? You might be surprised.
The purpose of ADA is to guarantee that those with disabilities experience the same rights as everyone else. However, many of the details of the law are confusing. Here we answer some of the ADA’s FAQs.
PTSD. Anxiety. Depression. These are some of the conditions that veterans and active duty service members face. Left untreated, veterans may become hopeless and choose to end their lives. We owe it to all service members to listen, help, and act in their regard before it is too late.
Gluten is a protein, which is found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. These grains can be found in many common foods. Why would someone want to avoid them? Because they can have celiac disease. This blog explores the top four gluten myths such as gluten can be eaten in small amounts if you have celiac disease.
Dating someone in a wheelchair is very similar to dating anyone–there is the stress and discomfort of interacting with a potential love interest. Dating someone in a wheelchair also has some differences. Find out what some of these differences are.
Angry about the movie Me Before You? If so, you are not alone. Many in the disability community certainly are. The movie portrays a quadriplegic character who falls in love with his caretaker, and she him. It isn’t the romance that people have a problem with, it is the ending, which many believe sends the wrong message about living life to the fullest, with or with out a disability.
Should I use the term “disabled person” or a “person with a disability.” Our first inclination is to use the former, which is called Person First language. However, there are many people who prefer “disabled person”; this word structure denotes Identity First language. Both sides of the debate have interesting points explained here.
96 percent of all illnesses are invisible. This includes hidden disabilities. So before you call your co-worker lazy for clocking out early, consider the fact that they may be suffering from a hidden disability such as debilitating pain, a sleep disorder, or hearing and vision impairment.